Sneak peek

The 10th stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series will mark the Year of the Rooster, which begins Jan. 28, 2017.

The Postal Service will issue stamps next year to honor historic figures and achievements from the 20th century, along with offerings that celebrate contemporary cultural touchstones.

The historic stamps will commemorate civil rights champion Father Theodore Hesburgh, the 100th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s birth, and the Work Projects Administration, a broad-reaching program that provided millions of jobs during the Great Depression.

USPS announced the stamps Sept. 20.

Other 2017 releases will include:

  • Love Skywriting, the latest stamp celebrating love
  • Year of the Rooster, the 10th stamp in the Celebrating Lunar New Year series
  • Celebrating African American History and Culture, which depicts a new Smithsonian museum in Washington, DC
  • Sharks, featuring realistic images of five species
  • U.S. Flag, the latest stamp depicting Old Glory
  • Flowers from the Garden, four stamps featuring different floral paintings
  • Delicioso, 20 stamps that feature six Latin American dishes
  • Uncle Sam’s Hat, an additional ounce stamp
  • Seashells, four new postcard stamps
  • California Dogface, a nonmachineable butterfly stamp for irregularly sized envelopes
  • Barn Swallow, a stamped envelope

“This is only the beginning, as we will announce more subjects going forward,” said Stamp Services Executive Director Mary-Anne Penner.

The news release has more information.